LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA and TORONTO, ONTARIO— May 26, 2010— Riot Games, a leading independent developer and publisher of premium online video games, announced that they are working with TransGaming, Inc. (TSX-V: TNG) to expand their debut title, League of LegendsTM, and releasing a version for the Mac that will be available for download this summer. The new Mac version of the online multiplayer strategy game, powered by TransGaming’s CiderTM Portability Engine, will bring millions of Mac owners the same fast-paced gaming action that more than one million PC gamers have enjoyed since the game launched in October, 2009.
“Millions of gamers across the world are accessing their gaming content on Macs but until now they have not been able to play League of Legends,” said Brandon Beck, co-founder and CEO of Riot Games.“The first competitive phase of the game will be kicking off this summer, and we’re excited that Mac gamers will also be able to participate and have a chance to vie for top prizes.”
With TransGaming’s Cider Engine, the Mac version of League of Legends will have all the same game features as its award-winning PC counterpart. Players can download the game for free from www.leagueoflegends.com and, after a short installation, begin playing instantly. Artwork, graphics, in-game items and controls will remain the same in the Mac version, giving both PC and Mac gamers equal opportunity to compete in the game at high levels for free.
"League of Legends is an outstanding game and one that will be thoroughly enjoyed by Mac gamers everywhere who have been waiting for a premium free-to-play release," commented Vikas Gupta, CEO&President of TransGaming Inc. "League of Legends represents TransGaming’s commitment to bring a breadth of exceptional video gaming entertainment to the Mac community."
League of Legends, Riot Games’ debut title, launched on Oct. 27, 2009 in North America and Europe. It is a session-based, multiplayer online game where rival teams compete for victory. Built by a veteran development team and the original creators of Defense of the Ancients, one of the world’s most popular player-made mods, League of Legends combines elements of the role-playing and strategy genres with addictive competitive action.
League of Legends is rated "T" for Teen and now available for free via download at www.leagueoflegends.com.
For more information about League of Legends, visit www.leagueoflegends.com.
About Riot Games
Riot Games is a direct-to-consumer video game developer and publisher of premium, competitive online games. Riot Games, based in Los Angeles, is funded through venture capital firms Benchmark Capital and Firstmark Capital and China’s largest online services corporation, Tencent. The company was established in 2006 and has quickly become a leading global developer and publisher of premium free-to-play online video games for hardcore gamers, launching their debut title, League of Legends, in October 2009. To date, more than 1 million gamers play League of Legends and log more than half a billion minutes of playtime each month. For more information, please visit www.riotgames.com.
TransGaming, Inc. (TSX-V: TNG), is a leader in the development of unique software products that facilitate the deployment of games across multiple platforms. TransGaming's portability technologies significantly reduce the time-to-market for and costs associated with multi-platform releases of games. TransGaming works with many of the industry's leading developers and publishers to enable and distribute their games on the Mac and Linux platforms, and currently markets products under four brand names: Cider (Mac Gaming), GameTree (Game Publishing&Distribution Platforms), Cedega (Linux Gaming), and SwiftShader (Graphics Rendering). TransGaming is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with additional offices in Ottawa, Ontario and Atlanta, Georgia. To learn more about TransGaming's products visit www.transgaming.com.
TransGaming, Inc. Contacts:
VP of Marketing&Licensing
+ 1.416.979.9900 x323
Jean-Francois (JF) Dube
Investor Relations - Canada
Adam P. Lowensteiner
Investor Relations– United States
Wolfe Axelrod Weinberger Associates LLC
Riot Games Contacts:
Chris Kramer/Sibel Sunar